Peel Regional Police went into a classroom at Sheridan College’s Davis campus and arrested a student after he allegedly threatened to kill a professor at the school.
The 22-year-old student, whose name has not been released by police due to mental health issues, has been charged with uttering threats to cause death after Peel police received a call from Toronto police on Jan. 29.
The alleged threat was made through the Kids Help Phone, a national phone- and web counselling service for children and youth, and the matter was escalated to a police investigation.
Const. Harinder Sohi confirmed officers attended the school and went into a classroom to arrest the individual.
Kathryn Cameron, director of campus safety, security and emergency management at Sheridan, said Sheridan security staff was contacted by police to advise that a student “had threatened harm to a member of our community and the Davis campus.”
He appeared in court and was released on bail with strict conditions, including being banned from Sheridan campuses and having no contact with the individual named in the threat.
Cameron added, “Further, Sheridan issued a trespass notice prohibiting attendance at all Sheridan campuses and events.Sheridan and the Peel Regional Police are taking this matter very seriously. We do not believe that there is an imminent threat to our community.”